EFP Cannes
21 September 2017

TRILOGY: THE THOUGHT, THE LOOK, THE WORD

original title:

TRILOGIA: IL PENSIERO, LO SGUARDO, LA PAROLA

directed by:

cast:

Teresa Saponangelo, Franco Agostini, Philippe Charles Barbot:(voices)

screenplay:

cinematography:

editing:

Luciano Emmer

music:

Giorgio Battistelli, Stelvio Cipriani, Richard Strauss, Albenitz

producer:

Luciano Emmer

country:

Italy

year:

2008

film run:

60'

format:

35mm - colour

status:

Ready (12/06/2008)

festival & awards:

Three small films offering three reflections on man’s senses and knowledge. In the first episode, Emmer offers an anthological and didactic overview of the precepts of ancient philosophy, from Greek civilization to Roman times. In the second, as he did at the beginning of his career, he works with a vast repertory of images and analyzes the “history of the look” in visual arts, from prehistoric graffiti to Medieval altar-pieces, Impressionist and Cubist paintings and contemporary billboards. In the third episode, he recounts a solitary day in his mountain home with irony and wit, musing on the intellectual reflections of writers and thinkers, relating to his personal experience not only the words of oral tradition and popular culture but the writings of geniuses like Shakespeare, Spinoza and Gogol.